The Mobilitet 2023 conference, organized by The Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) is Norway's largest research conference in mobility and transport and is becoming the central meeting place for dissemination of research and dialogue between researchers, politicians, business and public administration to find good solutions to the mobility challenges of the future.
This year, around 500 participants and 20 key players in the transport sector which are collaborating on the event and program, will discuss the main theme of conference “Change, Needs and Smart Solutions” as well as other pressing challenges of conference.
The Norwegian government is considering introducing a GNSS-based road use charging that charges vehicle owners based on how many kilometers they drive, instead of collecting fuel taxes or charging toll road fees. To achieve this, a new technology is needed.
Kapsch TrafficCom partnered in 2021 with local ITS provider Aventi Intelligent Communication and realized a proof of concept project “JuztDrive” in Norway to collect GNSS-based road use charges using smartphones. Within this project, also some additional objectives are considered, such as how to combine kilometer pricing with the delivery of traffic messages and advanced safety warnings to drivers.